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Seattle, Washington – One Person Rescued from Crashed Car

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Posted on September 18, 2019

Seattle, Washington (September 17, 2019) – Members of the Seattle Fire Department rescued the trapped occupant of a car which had rolled over and crashed at Wilson Avenue South and South Graham Street on Tuesday night. The patient was later taken to a hospital and is said to be in a stable condition. No other injuries were reported in the incident.

The crash occurred around 9 p.m. According to witness statements in one report, a car was trying to avoid an oddly parked truck on the road and went into a nearby yard. Another car tried to avoid the first vehicle, causing it to flip over. No road closures in relation to the accident has been announced,but motorists were asked to avoid the area.

About Vehicle Accidents

Unfortunately, car accidents are common and may happen more frequently than you think. In 2017, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)  have reported a total of 120, 993 car accidents. Of those accidents, 525 were fatal ad 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. This type of accident where the vehicle has landed on the side or top can be classified under rollover accident, a hazardous situation in which victims may get trapped inside the car. Sometimes, outside help is needed to safely get trapped occupants out of the car. This type of accident usually happens after trying to turn on high speeds. Cars that are more susceptible to rollover accidents are lighter cars with a high gravity center, though it should be noted any car can roll over given the circumstance. In a rollover crash, injuries that can be expected are broken wrists, whiplash among other neck-related injuries, as well as head and spinal injuries. Wearing a seat belt helps mitigate possible injuries in this particular type of incident, and also minimizes the chances of being flung from the vehicle when it flips over.

As always, we urge all drivers to practice caution while out on the streets. Be specially if the road is lacking sufficient illumination. It would also help to identify busy roads ad try to avoid being in their proximity to minimize any risk of a vehicle accident. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.